National Geographic : 1945 Nov
Norwegian Official So Beloved Is King Haakon VII, Riding Home from Exile, That His People Gave Up Sheets toBeflag His Avenue ofTriumph For the homecoming, June 7, 1945, Karl Johans Gate, Oslo's main thoroughfare, temporarily became Peace Street, and white was the appropriate color. Welcomers came from all Norway; even rooftops were crowded. That night 80,000 people filed past the Royal Palace. An armed guard trained inSweden escorts theKing. His peacetime chauffeur, who met him at the quay, is again at the wheel of Oslo's number A-1 (pages 618, 621).